PM Narendra Modi's appeal to Muslims: `Don't politicise triple talaq issue`
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Muslim women were against the practice of triple talaq.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged people belonging to the Muslim community not to "politicise" the triple talaq issue and requested them to come forward and find a "solution".
Underlining that Muslim women were against the practice of triple talaq, the PM vowed to raise voice against the injustice meted out to Muslim women.
"I urge the people of the Muslim community to not politicise the issue of triple talaq," Modi said while addressing an event marking the birth anniversary of Kannada philosopher Basaveshwar here.
Modi also said that he would fight against the sufferings of the Muslim daughters in the country.
"My government will bring an end to this archaic law," he added.
The PM voiced the hope that Muslims in India would "show the path of modernity" to their counterparts across the world.
"There is so much debate on the triple talaq these days. Looking at the great tradition of India, my mind is filled with the hope that powerful people will emerge from the community in this country (to) eradicate outdated practices, evolve modern systems," he said.
In his 40-minute speech, the prime minister spoke about women's empowerment, equality, and good governance.
"It is the strength of our country's soil that people from the (Muslim) community will emerge to save our mothers and sisters from this trouble," he said, referring to the practice of triple talaq.
"I will urge people from the community to not allow the issue to get politicised," Modi told the gathering at the event, which was also attended by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.
Earlier in April, the Prime Minister had raised the triple talaq issue during the national executive meeting of his party in Bhubaneswar.
The PM today unveiled translated volumes of Vachana, penned by 12th-century social reformer Basavanna and other saints in 23 Indian languages, on the social reformer`s birth anniversary.
The Prime Minister also released the digital version of the work at the first ever celebration of Basava Jayanthi at the national level in New Delhi.